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How to: Free/Cheap rear stand for chain lube
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How to: Free/Cheap rear stand for chain lube - April 9, 2008, 03:55 PM

I found this on my Daytona forum. The guy has something going here. You use this contraption to tilt the bike on it's side stand. The idea is to JUST get the rear wheel in the air so you can lube the chain:

Hi to all,

sometimes my grey old father ( '07 Bonneville T100- that old) comes up with a not so bad idea.
Everyone has seen one of these:
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He had one cluttering up his shed and saw the light.It was a rather hefty one with an eye at each end. Easy to cut and form a fork at each end.
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One fork got taped to avoid damage on the spool on the swingarm, the other was chisel shaped on each leg-instant anti slip.
Et voilą!


The inserted bolt is not needed to turn the tensioner (expander?) and is back in the scrapbucket. Initially one hand to keep the bottom fork in position. Turn the middle part- goes up fast 'cause both threaded ends come out at the same time ( one LH, one RH thread).
Sidestand is strapped to the LH fork leg, just to make sure...
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April 9, 2008, 04:23 PM

Whoa, brilliant, McGyverishly brilliant.
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April 9, 2008, 04:25 PM

More from the author with a picture of the commercial version:
-base is used on concrete and will not slip.Can be reshaped (flat base?)
-I'm not that smart-kinda stole the idea.
-a Louis liftstick ( max capacity 100 kg) would have set me back 45$.(pic)
-while keeping an eye and a couple of hands on the bike I wacked the stand out from under it. The earth didn't move...the bike trembled...
This thing is meant to lift the rear wheel just enough to rotate it and clean/grease the chain.I'm not a complete fool ( I hope)


http://www.louis.de/_20ad5fc344d6e57...nr_gr=10003338
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April 9, 2008, 04:32 PM

I wish you posted this last month... It seems rather silly now but I thought I was doing good using a strap wrapped on the rear grab rail, then using the engine crane to lift the rear tire off the ground...
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April 24, 2008, 04:18 PM

I'm going to head over to Grainger Supply tomorrow and see if I can put together something equally good or better from their hardware (not that this isn't, as said, McGuyverishly brilliant, but I'm not thrilled with the cut ends on the ground. I'm thinking flange nut to form a real base, and a jaw turnbuckle end with the retaining bolt removed to make a real spool cup. I'll post pics, part #'s, etc, if I'm happy with the results.


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April 25, 2008, 11:38 AM

The McGuyver in you is strong
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April 25, 2008, 01:47 PM

I just like breaking stuff.


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April 25, 2008, 01:52 PM

I finished it. I like it. I'm going to check it out on the bike. Pics and details to follow.


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Where are those pics?
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try and set your suspension like that and let me know how it works


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sorry. I've been hyper-busy with work. I'll get 'em up soon.


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April 30, 2008, 08:45 AM

I don't ever set my suspension. This is a cheap, easy way to lube your chain.
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April 30, 2008, 10:01 AM

This seems like a complecated solution to an easy problem. When I want to lube my chain, I lube a part of it, then roll it a few feet and lube the rest of it. If I'm really lazy, I tilt the bike off the ground towards the kickstand, balance the bike with one hand, and rotate and lube with the other hand. No gadgets needed. Can this stand be used for other stuff, like adjusting chain?
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April 30, 2008, 10:37 AM

It could probably do that since you don't have to put weight on it.

If you have a buddy the bike tilting works. On your own it sounds dangerous - unless you use something like this. Moving the bike, spraying, moving again, spraying etc is messier and a PITA. I'm not above it because I'm a cheap bastard, but it's sure a lot easier tilting it in some way.
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